Los Angeles officials yesterday announced a $1million dollar reward for information leading to the whereabouts and conviction of former LAPD officer, Christopher Jordan Dorner. Dorner, who has been on the run since Thursday, is suspected of murdering two civilians and one police officer. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, who conceived the $1 million reward idea, said that the large amount was "not about capturing a fleeing suspect, but about preventing another crime — likely another murder." The reward money was raised by donations from local governments, law enforcement, businesses, and the public over the course of the weekend.
Meanwhile, schools in the Big Bear district where Dorner’s truck was discovered late last week reopened on Monday morning. The search for Dorner in Big Bear has subsided since no spottings of Dorner were reported since Thursday. However, additional security measures have been taken to ensure the safety of the schools within the area.
Despite a swarm of tips that came in over the weekend—including one that sent many patrol officers to a Lowe’s in Northridge yesterday—none have yet lead to Dorners’ whereabouts. Officials are continuing their search in remote areas and looking as far east as Las Vegas. As of now, over 50 families of L.A. police department are under police guard watch pending Dorner’s capture.
More on the Manhunt for Dorner:
KTLA: Name released of Riverside officer allegedly shot by Dorner
KNBC: Manhunt in Snowy Calif. Mountains Called off Until Sat.
KTLA: Manhunt Leads Police to Lowe’s in Northridge
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Anyone with information regarding the possible whereabouts of Christopher Dorner is asked to call the following non-emergency telephone numbers.